Ross Lake National Recreation Area, North Cascades National Park

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  • Get away during the summer and drive up to Ross Lake. Make reservations if you want to rent a boat or canoe. You can get there in one day from Seattle and points north. The scenery is incredible!  more »
  • The North Cascade NP with the Ross Lake NRA is one of the crown jewels of the National Park System. Our family visited in mid July. Because of the remote location, it is an under used park. The...  more »
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  • The color of the water is very unique! And no: it is not due to an overgrowth of algae as someone told me. An Interpretive Sign explains that the color arises from glacial grinding of rock and a resultant "rock flour" suspended in water that reacts to sunlight. If you have the time drive across Diablo Dam. You'll have a dam good time.
  • The blue you see in the pictures is legit. There are many trails in this area. Not too difficult either. My gf and I chose thunder knob. We didn't finish the hike because we stopped about half way and got drunk :p. Can't wait to go back and stay longer.

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